Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
When RIOS sought a new home, no stone was left unturned. From former roller rinks to warehouses, the effort prioritized the luxury of space to be creative, messy, make things, and elevate the multidisciplinary work. A heat map of employee locations guided the search and led us to one of the most kinetic parts of Los Angeles.
New growth in the area attributed the 2016 introduction of Metro’s Expo line is only a foreshadowing of future growth tied to the Metro expansion blocks away that will connect the Expo line to Los Angeles International Airport.
The grittiness of the new space is intentional. In the design, we deliberately used a “light touch” during construction to allow the old warehouse character and the genuine feeling of the neighborhood’s industrial history to remain a primary feature.
The warehouse look is also functional; we use the loading dock nearly every day for everything from food trucks to ensuring our notNeutral warehouse has full pick-pack-ship function. The increase in space allows us to build on, expand, and increase our diverse design capabilities. With space for VR experiences, and dedicated maker spaces for sewing, 3D printing and model fabrication, there’s a place for everything.
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